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five minutes and you mentioned the weekend twice. >> i have big plans this weekend. >> limping to the finish line getting up at 3:00 in the morning to do this job. today is more of the same, more humidity and a better chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms than yesterday. i can't guarantee that you will see one but with the frontal system that you see off to the north and the west. nothing is going on now. yesterday we had showers develop early. i don't think it will happen today. with the frontal system on the way, we have the possibility of showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast later this afternoon. temperatures, another muggy one. 74 reagan national. 72 at dulles. forecast today, more of the same, summery, humid, hot. highs in the low to mid-90s. more details and the weekend in a couple of minutes. >> i'm excited. >> and we will look at the tropics. >> they told me earlier it was the friday eve. it's no longer thursday, it's the eve of friday. >> when we go to julie, she has a name for evening. >> let's go to julie. is it friday eve. >> that's what i like to
agree on some of the big things. we agree that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt, we need to get our fiscal house in order. we agree that to do that, both sides are going to have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >> if the key players do reach a deal, congressional leaders will have to bring it back for their members to vote. it's almost an automatic no vote for republicans elected with tea party backing and democrats promised to keep entitlements as it. the leaders were getting testy on the house floor friday. >> i'm one of those who strongly believes we aught to pay for what we buy. but i also believe that we aught not to put this country on the brink of financial chaos and bring us down in the eyes of the world. >> let's just review some of the statistics, mr. speaker. there have been 2 1/2 million jobs lost since this president took office. >> negotiators need a deal in the next few days. because it will take three weeks to write the bill, tweak it, and push it through both houses n. washington, caroline shively, fox news.
and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: aides say house speaker john boehner called president obama saturday night and told him republicans would push for a smaller debt deal, just enough to cut about $2 trillion over 10 years and increase the debt ceiling by about that much. republicans say democrats' insistence on tax increases have forced them to call for a smaller deal. the administration calls that strategy insufficient. >> we need to do something very substantial to bring our long term deficits down over time in a way that's good for the economy so we give more support to the economy still healing. >> reporter: even if these negotiators strike a deal, they still have to sell it. democrats and republicans are pushing their leaders to stand their ground. rich edson, fox business. >> joining me now with more on the progress of these debt negotiations, maryland congressman chris van holland who
aspen hills family got a big surprise when an suv crashed into their home. jessica. >> reporter: now we wait as the casey anthony jury goes back to work this morning i am jessica stone outside the courthouse in orlando. >> today prince georges county council meeting to talk about the future for leslie johnson. we will take a closer look as fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> taking a lookout side a look at traffic on the belt way border between maryland and virginia, it is july 5th, 2011 good morning thanks for being with us this tuesday morning. >>> i am steve. >> i am alison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. the latest on the weather from tucker barnes. >> good morning. yeah, we have improving conditions after some unwanted rain moved through parts of the region last night. nice looking forecast, typical summer time weather. left over showers bringing light sprinkles and light showers to the low eastern shore. here in washington we are done with it, see off to the north and west, clear skies let me mention though that parts of the area, particularly north and west, as temperatures cool, expe
what it really takes to make it to the national level. >>> the temperatures are heating up in a big way. how hot will it get as we head into the new week. you'll want to hear this one. >>> a standoff tonight over a tourist favorite. i'm will thomas. we are talking about pedicabs. the numbers are on the rise, and so is the tension. now there could be new rules for these guys. roz plater is in the newsroom to start us off. >> the drivers say they feel under siege from all sides after five years relatively problem free, now d.c. is set to impose a new set of regulations. >> reporter: the pedicab drivers will be the first to tell you their numbers are growing. but they say so is the tension between them and park police on the national mall. >> this year more than last we're being treated something like prostitutes out here, where it's a crime where most of the time the cops look the other way, but every now and then they bust some heads. >> reporter: tension came to a head friday evening when an officer arrested one of the drivers and chased him. witnesses claim it was unprovoked. >> the pa
now. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big story this morning, the fourth of july celebration. >> a huge crowd expected to head out to the national mall for the annual holiday concert and fireworks. fox 5's sarah simmons is live there with the details. >> good morning. the storms that rolled through here has put them somewhat behind as they are trying to make prep rigs down here on the national mall for the big fourth of july celebration. so it is going to be another hot one on this fourth of july. so there are a lot of things that people need to know if they are coming down here in order to prepare. there will be tens of thousands of people down here as there usually is. public access to the mall is not going to begin until 10:00 this morning. so people will able to get in. a lot of the locals that we have talked about -- or talked with have said they would stay away from here. if any of you do plan on going, the u.s. park serve us says they really emphasize they do not want people to drive. they want folk to take metro. so here is
with big name brands like jeep. they say their business model isn't based solely on booking trips but more on hyper targeted ads. >> in the future, maybe as more people know the wander fly name, as more people trust it, maybe it will sort of lean a little more towards booking at that point. but right now, we are working more with brands and advertisers. >> reporter: in new york, i'm christina scotty. >>> 5:00 straight up right now. wouldn't that be some nice relief, a little water out there to cool you down although they might not like you jumping in the fountain this morning. you might want to. 86degrees on this friday morning. thank you for being with us nice and early. 5:00 a.m. right now. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i just got back from outside so i can verify that it is extremely hot outside. >> yeah. nothing like starting the day at 5:00 in the morning at 86 degrees with a heat index of 90. it will be a tough day. you all know that at this point. good morning. let's jump right in and show you the forecast for today and what is happening r
morning steve and alison big hello welcome back. >> thank you tuck. i experienced dry heat i will talk about it later in the show. >> we had something from another world over the weekend temperatures a little better today i want to stress, low 90s decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms could use those this is generally a good news monday forecast let's look at our satellite radar, again we will start with radar gain showers off to the south and east, heavy rain in spots across southern maryland during the overnight hours they had a flash flood warning, but you can see here in the immediate washington area, fairly quiet conditions there is a lot of haze and humidity in the atmosphere. temperature not comfortable, regan national, 81 degrees. 76 dulles, 75 at the naval air station and 75 hagueers town. partly sunny condition, thunderstorms developing later, highs upper 80s low 90s again our best chance of rain this week let's hope we get a little bit before sunshine returns tomorrow more details in the forecast in a coupling minutes lauren. >>> we are still dealing with two
travelout of white oak that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> big story this morning hearing on airport security on the hill. >> chair of a house subcommittee says commercial airports are vulnerable despite changes since 9/11. live at dulles international with details good morning. >> reporter: good morning disquieting news now that we are in the mid of the busy summer travel season indeed utah representative is saying this and he says it is cause for concern since november 2001,25,000 breaches of security have occurred at the nations airports now tsa is countering that saying that is just a tiny fraction of 5.5 billion people searched since 2001 however it is causing concern and he is holding this hearing today, now there are those who says the not a matter of changing security procedures but simply implementing smarter security. >> stop relying on technology, use the human brain, hire only qualified people train them well, let them understand the type of people are in their hands. >>> you may remember last week that was a frightening incident in newark new jersey when a stu
they will. and then have the big championship. it's great soccer. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it's wednesday morning. it's jewel 13 -- it's july 13, 2001. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >>> i'm sarah simmons. before we get to weather, we have breaking news we've been following all morning long. some good news. the beltway is back open now. >> it had been shut down in the tysons corner area after power lines were knocked down across the highway. stacey cohan at the scene with the very latest. some good news. >> reporter: it's nice to have good news to report upon, especially involving traffic which we don't have often or in this area. as you can see behind me some cars are able to move through this part of the beltway. it was just within the last ten minutes that it reopened. we do have video from earlier this morning what was causing the problem. around 1:30 a.m. a contractor that was working on construction out here in the tysons corner area encountered some
pulled the trigger and the gun he used in that apartment. >> we just heard the big boom, like a big shot. so my son came in the house, i got shot, it hurtsism took him upstairs and just cleaned the wound. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but his wounds are not considered life-threatening. police did question the shooter's parents as well as those who had access to the apartment trying to figure out just who owns this gun because, in maryland, it is illegal to leave a loaded firearm in some place where an unsupervised child under the age of 16 could get their hand on it. that is the latest here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting that when her husband, then county executive jack johnson, called on her, she followed his instructions to plush a $100,000 developers check down the toil the the and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i made a mistake for which i to
. here is fox 5's tish shthompson with -- tisha thompson with the big story. >> reporter: fir and reese -- fire and rescue said the 911 call came in from an apartment on the second floor. the apartment got so hot she couldn't sleep any more. >> i opened the window to get fresh air then it smelled like it was burning outside. the apartment, fire, fire. then they broke the alarm. >> fortunate the fire alarm went off. it evacuated the entire building. we got 27 people, 18 adults and 9 children that have been displaced. >> reporter: as they watched, firefighters tried to save their homes. dan schmidt with fairfax fire and rescue explains the alarm probably saved their lives. no one was injured. neighbors say many apartments are part of the affordable housing program. >> no insurance, nothing at all. no. whatever she had is gone. >> reporter: mohammed hussein helped his sister carry away her mail, the only thing she has left. >> she just got new mattresses delivered from macy's and she was excited bit. the next day, everything is gone. >> re
that and if that is going to be a problem for and you you have big plans on side. why wouldn't you, after all and to come back early and often. just so you know, they haven't made a big deal out of this, but there is an area around southern florida into the southern part of the gulf of mexico i don't think that is going to abe problem for us. that could be one of the things we have to watch for the next too days and some clouds out there. an isolated thunderstorm is possible at 7:00 and not probable. 86 degrees, muggy tonight at 9:00 and muggate 11:00. and i should -- muggy at 11:00. i should tell you, too, at any time this evening, we could have a pop-up storm or shower here and there and that is not probable but could happen, the winds out of the south- southwest at about 5 to 10 miles per hour. one think this we will see the next few days, starting really tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon and evening, the rain chances will increase. we'll have storms tomorrow, showers, too, and as we go through friday now, it looks like we're going have rain and some clouds. this is the temperature trend. for tomorrow,
-- since we spoke at 10:00. it's 91 now, not a good sign. the big headline is we do this again tomorrow. check out our high temperatures today, 102 at national. that was within 1 degree of the record. we shattered that record at dulles, an all time high for dulles, 106 at bwi with 107 at the inner harbor of baltimore. we do want to warn you saturday is also going to be really hot. it might not get to 102, but we'll probably get to 100 or 101 degrees and it's all about that humidity as you know. check out the heatwave. we've still got the heat dome on top of us centered across the east coast even as far north as maine there were triple digit temperatures today. tomorrow we'll be right back inside the heat dome and we want you to be ready for not only the triple digit heat, but the fact it will feel like it's about 115 degrees. today we actually had a heat index of 120. that's the most humid day we've had since july 16th, 1980. check out temperatures. at 11:00 we're at 91 in the city, almost everyone else in the 80s. that's the only place at 91. that's typical of the city to stay hotter,
in front of all the members of the media, where casey anthony is at this hour is the big question a lot of people want the the answer to but we do not know her lawyers were successful throwing members of the media off in the overnight hours. but take a look at the video, a pool of photographers shooting every aspect of her departure last night 14 after midnight, walking right out the front door, wearing a pink polo shirt her hair in a bun primary defense attorney jose baez right by her side they then got into a motorcade with two suvs and a white follow car left this location and went to a parking structure bank of america building not far from here downtown orlando that is where the bait and switch happened those suvs did not reemerge different cars did we do not know which one casey anthony was in the news helicopters were flying overhead trying to track where she was headed next they lost her around that time we can tell you that there was police activity at the orlando executive airport across town a private airport that accommodates private jets a plane was fueled up engines runnin
and thunderstorms pop through as a big swath of clear air -- i won't say clear, but clear skies out to the west so we will get some sunshine working in later. forecast for today looks like this. partly sunny skies, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. high 93 degrees once again. that is above normal. about five degrees above normal for today. then for tonight, we will see some early morning -- sorry, not early morning, early evening showers and thunderstorms. warm overnight again, highs once again in the mid-70s. five-day forecast, tomorrow, thursday, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms, 90. friday, maybe a storm or two. 85 for your high. here is your weekend. it looks to be sunny right now. temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, let's find out what is happening with the traffic. for that, we go to julie wright. >> all right. good morning to you, sir. we are starting off this morning's commute with a crash involving a motorcyclist. this now on the inner loop of the beltway. it will actually be after the exi
of cooling station as cross our region on myfoxdc.com. >>> the heat also a big concern in manassas and prince william county as thousands of people are expected to visit there to mark the 150th anniversary of the first battle of manassas. last night, fire officials from all over prince william county were briefed on the emergency measures in place for the commemmoration. emergency personnel teams will be fanned out cooling and medical tents will be set up and even some sees crewers will be riding bikes. the commemmoration goes on despite the heat. we'll take you live you out to the manassas starting at 6:00 a.m. with a big show we have planned for the 150th anniversary. steve, stony and tucker are there. i will also be heading out to the battlefield this morning. you want to stay tuned for that. >>> police are hooking for a man they say murdered his elderly far. 75-year-old gary hanson was found shod to death in his springfield home on tuesday. they are trying to find his son, richard hanson. if you have any information about this case, police want you to give them a call. >>> a search is un
degrees and annapolis. the temperatures are going to be a big factor. take a look to the deep south. they have had triple dem the highs with a major, major heat wave over the course of the last few days and right now, the temperatures into the 90s and this is going to slide up the eastern seaboard. the clear skies for tonight, a pretty nice night out there with the full moon and not much is happening. the ridge of high pressure is off the coast and influencing our weather pattern allowing a lot of warm, moist air to move up to the seaboard and that is what we're going to see happen the course of the next few days. by the time monday and tuesday roll around, we'll be dealing with a cold front and that will gradually sag to the south and ws around the mason-dixon line by monday night and tuesday, week see some of that kicking across areas of the other parts of the mid-atlantic. in the meantime, the heat and humidity pushing through by late week and temperatures being 100 degrees or more and that is going to feel warmer with the humidity and some dangerous heat. the temperatures into t
measures in place for the commemmoration as well as two other big events in the county this weekend. >> the fire and rescue units will be operating on several different sites. >> reporter: the assistant chief says his department has been planning for these events for over a year now. heat was something they've been preparing for. >> you plan for the worst and hope for the best. so yes, we have considered it. we were hoping that it wouldn't happen but it is coming. >> reporter: emergency personnel teams will be fanned out. cooling medical stepts will be set up. even some rescuers will be riding bikes. still, officials hope those who plan to spend hour in the extreme heat will do their best to keep cool n. and hydrate often. >> i'm very concerned with the heat. of a had problems the last few years with heat and getting too dehydrated. so yeah, i'm very concerned. >> by the way, there is a race at the old dominion speedway this weekend as well. it is expected to draw thousands to help people. nearby fire departments are stepping up to assist over the next days. >>> there is still plent
, a concern being if there's a big selloff there it could have a similar effect here in the u.s. at the white house mike emanuel, fox 5 news. >>> coming up at the bottom of the hour we'll go in depth as the stalemate continues on the hill. analysts on both sides of the political aisle will join us live in the studio at 10:30 tonight. >>> the death toll in norway now tops 90 and we're learn morgue about the suspect believed to be behind the -- more about the suspect believed to be behind the attacks. thousands around the world tonight are mourning including some here in the d.c. area. fox 5's roz plater is in the newsroom with the latest. >> that tragedy a world away hits home harder for some folks in our area who survived a homegrown terror attack at virginia tech four years ago and tonight they wanted to show their solidarity. >> reporter: sunset at the washington monument and four friends holding candlelight vigils all at the campus of virginia tech four years ago when a gunman killed 32 and wounded 25 and they share a bond with the people of norway. >> we are receiving so much global suppo
both raised their prices by about $8 a round trip. on the sunday shows, we heard the big problem with the faa right now is purely political. >> the american people are paying $1,000 a ticket in subsidy to people that are riding from airports with six passengers on a plane when they could drive an hour and a half and get an airplane and we won be paying the thousand dollars. so continued waste and duplication in the federal government. >> reporter: the president's chief of staff chose to focus less on waste and more on what he sees as republicans blocking an important bill. >> this dispute between the house and senate broke down and 4,000 people were laid off on friday because of a political inability for the house and the senate to get together. the republicans in the house said it is our way or, sorry, 4,000 people are laid off. that is not the way the government is supposed to work. >> air traffic controllers will not be affected by any of this mess. >>> other airlines including delta, con nbc-17al, united and virgin america have for the raised fares, passing down the savings t
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